The Terrace Restaurant RHS Garden Wisley

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£26 to £40
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British
Welcome to the Terrace Restaurant.
11.30am – 3pm (lunch)
3pm – 5pm (afternoon tea)

Located next to the new village square, the Terrace Restaurant is the latest addition to the Taste of Wisley family, offering a chic, unhurried lunch or afternoon tea, served at your table, using fresh produce from the Wisley gardens.

Please note normal RHS Garden Wisley admission policy applies.

We look forward to seeing you.
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LH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food2service4ambience4

this was meant to be a treat for my sister and I . The food was really not up to the standard that we have enjoyed before. The cabbage salad was pretty tasteless and the pheasant was tough. Not good and expensive for what we were given. . Probably just use the cafe next time. pity!

A
London
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and the setting were lovely. I would like to see a little more fish on the menu that does not have shell fish in the dish.

VT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable experience at The Terrace Restaurant, lovely setting , elegant but friendly , nice food and very helpful staff. The female Matire d' is a credit to this restaurant she was outstanding.

SW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant for a high quality meal. Lovely contemporary setting, friendly and attentive service and great food.

D
Cheshire
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant settings with excellent attentive service. Portions are on the small side and sides are additional charge.

AH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service outstanding. A member of our party of five people became ill and the (we think head of services) was very concerned for her well being and could not have been more helpful. We intend to come back and will recommend it to all in our lunch club.

thank you

PK
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was both friendly and attentive without being overpowering. The food, Sunday roast lunch for us, was very good, one of the best I've had. It was on the pricey side though but it was very good and we would go back again for a treat.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I had booked stating that two members of our party were vegetarian. We arrived at our booked time of 1pm, after a short time, placed our order. We were told that there was no nut roast , the only other option for a vegetarian was roasted vegetables. When I asked to to see the manager and explained that I had notified in advance that there were vegetarian requirements. She said she would talk to the chef to see what he could do. After a short while she came back to say the the chef had reserved two nut roasts for us, which we accepted. After some considerable time the nut roasts appeared together with the cod that our partners had ordered. To be honest, the nut roast was dry and very uninspiring - we have had a lot better elsewhere. It was my 75th birthday and I had chosen the restaurant... it was most disappointing, particularly as we had invited guests from Somerset to share our celebration. Having said that, the starters were good and the staff very attentive. I have to say that, based on that experience I could not recommend your restaurant. I had hoped that with the refit, the food would match the style of the Terrace but I was let down and disappointed on a day which should have been a cause to celebrate!

AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The restaurant was very pleasant with a good ambiance, the staff were all very welcoming and very pleasant, the only downside was that on the day of our visit the kitchen had run out of potatoes and we had a gap of an hour between starter and main course!

TB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new and improved restaurant at Wisley Gardens is a joy. I was there on Monday for a friend’s birthday lunch and we were all very impressed. The service was of a very high standard, the food delicious and the refurbishment is a welcome change. Wonderful day out. One of my fiends enjoyed the non-alcoholic champagne. There were all sorts of non alcoholic options.

AB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and feel to it much better than the previous one. The service was very good apart from when we 1st entered the restaurant and the staff were talking to each other and appeared to ignore us- after a while I thought I might have to attract attention but gladly didn't. After that the service was very good.
The food was ok but not great value for money. The starter portions and bread offered were skimpy although tasty. More bread was offered as we were finishing!
The roast beef dinners were quite nice and enough for 2 ladies but felt that a man would have wanted more! The gravy tasted artificial. The veg eg yellow and orange courgettes and carrots were lovely and if they came from the Wisley garden that was a nice touch. We did not have a dessert. We did not feel as though we were being rushed which was lovely. We had booked for 12.15 which seemed ideal as the restaurant was beginning to fill up by 1.p
m.

M
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, great room, very comfortable, friendly and attentive service.
Will go again, a very enjoyable afternoon.

A
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very disappointing visit:

Slightly lethargic serving staff

A cream tea at £12.50 was overpriced for what it was. The scones were very dry, the jam had no texture to it, the presentation and serving was poor.

Our bill came to £50 plus £5 service.

In a way the £5 service charge completed a very disappointing visit. The £5 charge was not an option

PC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to dine and get away from the bustle of Wisley. Was impressed with this new restaurant. . . Layout, ambience, very comfortable seating and having been there twice recently was taken with the friendly, attentive service.
The salmon we both had on the first visit was lovely but rather too much! Limited menu on our second visit (maybe because of flower show) Had the rare beef salad . . . Was surprisingly very tender. Delicious. Gooseberry fool was very nice.
Probably need to book

AB
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A calm oasis with great service and delicious food. As always, one of our favourite places for lunch!

AR
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu is a bit safe - which probably suits the clientele. E.g. melon and parma ham which is very dated these days. The food was fine but it's not cheap. I would have liked to have boiled new potatoes available with my lamb rather than only chips (there was potato salad so they would have been able to hot new potatoes too, I'm sure). The kitchen was slow - though good communication from the staff. It wasn't full but we were in the restaurant for nearly 2 hours for two courses and coffee and we ordered our food with our drinks. It meant we had less time for the gardens which was a shame. It's nice you can book - and the food and experience is better than the main cafeteria. But I would prefer to take my chances and try and get a table in the restaurant past the Pinetum next time.

LB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience for our anniversary. Relax atmosphere with friendly staff and good service. Reduced set menu but food was good. Really enjoyed it.

JB
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Definitely coming back.

QV
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

A very disappointing experience. Hopefully, at least in part, due to the restaurant opening only 3 weeks ago. We waited 30 minutes for our (cold!) starters and there was another long delay before the mains arrived. Food was only moderate in quality and we complained about the bean/mange tout side as being old and stringy, and the cost was taken off our bill. The vegan option was, sadly, derisory - small, mostly quinoa, unappetising, but still the same price as the meat dishes which is a scandal. Our knowledge of Wisley catering goes back 50 years and while now much 'classier' is not an improvement. Rather the opposite.

GH
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Very poor service. We only seemed to get any at all when I made an effort to flag down a waitress. Seems to be badly organised or understaffed. Only two girls to put food on table for all those tables ? And men employed as waiters, but only to bring food out into the restaurant and then stand holding it, until one of the gorls noticed and took it from them ? Has your manager ever had any restaurant experience before ?
Food - lamb was tough.

The garden is worth the journey, but the restaurant is not. Next time we will eat somewhere else, if there is a next time.

P
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately our meal did not come to fruition. When we went to the restaurant we were told that there was no hot food as the power was off.
We did not want cold food from a very limited menu.
It was a very special occasion, being our 40th wedding anniversary, and it had taken a lot of planning.

We were contacted the day before to confirm that we were coming, but no attempt was made to make contact with us during the morning to say there was a problem.

We were VERY disappointed.

J
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good. The chocolate nemesis was to die for. The service was muddled. Brought orders for another table more than once. Asked for our dessert order when we'd already had it. That kind of thing. Youngsters who clearly hadn't much experience but were very pleasant. We wanted to have our coffee outside and told the waitress that, but she chased after us (presumably thought we were going to disappear and not pay) asking for payment. If the outside area is available for The Terrace Restaurant then it should be closed off. It's not unreasonable to want to move for coffee without being made to feel we might be scumbags and do a runner.

GA
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for Sunday lunch, excellent surroundings and service. Food was very good however I was disappointed over the number of choices for the main course, two meat, one fish and one vegetarian. A second vegetarian option should be included and similarly as both meat options were red meat, you are stuck if you don't eat red meat.

AA
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have been since the renovation. Lovely light and airy feel to the restaurant. Menu had a good combination of different foods. Only criticism if minor was we could have done with more vegetables with the main course. Have recommended to friends and family and will certainly be back again.

TD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Terrible service, took over 90 minutes for a 3 course meal. They blamed this on a new menu, which had been thrust on them without warning only minutes before they opened. The food, however, was simply outstanding.

MP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A very pleasant experience in the new Terrace Restaurant: excellent service and food, fresh open decor and excellent value for money.

DH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visited this new restaurant at RHS Wisley Garden for my wife's birthday treat. The setting at this Garden is excellent, but. perhaps they did try to fit too many small tables, too near to one another. You cannot help to overhear conversation, which isn't always welcome. Another foot distance between the smaller tables would perhaps suffice.
The food was well presented and very tastefull. Very good service, too. Recommended.

SW
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable way to spend my birthday. The staff were very helpful and efficient delivering good service. The menu offered good choices, the food was excellent both in taste and visual appearance, and most of all served on hot plates.

The general ambience of the restaurant was very inviting with only one slight downside on that day, which was showery and windy. Every time someone outside passed by the automatic doors opened and unfortunately our table was in direct line. Maybe a double set of doors will alleviate this?

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Would recommend in the hope the the service would improve. It totally lacked direction in this critical period just after opening. Food was good and servers all pleasant - just very disorganised. No discount offered and 12.5% service still added!!!

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We welcome this new version of the table service restaurant inside the garden (entrance fee required or RHS memberships needed) . It is situated roughly in the same area as the previous one but a great improvement, nice and airy and has comfortable seating . Some tables get the sun through the sky light roof and might be too hot in a heatwave. The young staff worked very hard to make everything run smoothly. The choices on the lunch menu were somewhat limited but well cooked. We could see the busy time would be around 1pm so it would be better to get an early table from 12 onwards . At the moment the car park is nearly 90%-100% full with visitors keen on seeing the new buildings it may be a long walk away from the entrance to the car park to the entrance to the gardens extra time should be allowed to reach the restaurant on time. A good place for “an ordinary “lunch
Ivory S

LG
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really lovely concept! New restaurant which had just opened. Lovely to have a slightly more formal dining option! Loved Wisley!

AB
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor and atmosphere, delicious food, friendly and efficient service. Not to be missed. Thankyou!

JW
London
88 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a very nice lunch in this new restaurant at Wisley gardens. Food was excellent, service pleasant but very slow and very good value. Will certainly return.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

A very pleasant venue, let down by painfully slow and unreliable service.